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How gut microbes can evolve and become dangerous

Gut microbes have been linked to both good health and the promotion of diseases such as autoimmune disorders, inflammatory bowel diseases, metabolic syndrome, and even neuropsychiatric disorders. One popular explanation

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How hearing affects your brain health

People who are having difficulty following conversations or are developing issues with memory and thinking skills may want to get their hearing checked. Age-related hearing loss may be linked to

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How mitochondrial damage ignites the ‘auto-inflammatory fire’

Mitochondria are self-contained organelles (they possess their own mini-chromosome and DNA) residing within cells and are charged with the job of generating the chemical energy needed to fuel functions essential

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Finding their voice: For trans people, vocal modification can be key

About eight months after Ari Toumpas, a transgender woman, began the process of transitioning both socially and medically, she began to think about her voice. A language teacher and graduate

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Research finds how brain inflammation may link Alzheimer’s risk, sleep disturbance

A multisite research team from the University of California, Irvine, the University of Wisconsin–Madison and Wake Forest University has discovered that brain inflammation may link Alzheimer’s disease risk with sleep

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Diagnosis with late-stage cancer more likely without private insurance

Jingxuan Zhao, M.P.H., from the American Cancer Society in Atlanta, and colleagues examined the associations between health insurance coverage type and stage at diagnosis and long-term survival among individuals aged

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Tapinarof effective for longer-term treatment of plaque psoriasis

Bruce Strober, M.D., Ph.D., from Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, and colleagues assessed the long-term safety, efficacy, remittive effect, durability of response, and tolerability of tapinarof for the treatment

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